The Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education is now in its 32nd year in providing ongoing support for the mission of St. Peter’s Schools. Currently, assets in the foundation are about $2 million dollars and contribute nearly $100,000 in grants to the school in operational and scholarship assistance.
In the past few months, two new donor named funds have been established in the foundation. Donor Named Funds are sub-funds within the foundation’s general fund.
Class of 1985 Fund
For the first time since the inception of the Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education, a graduating class at St. Peter’s has established a Donor Named Fund in the foundation.
Plans for the Class of 1985 Fund started during their 30th class reunion. Christopher Dunson ’85 spent over a year working commitments from classmates to get the fund started.
The class quickly reached their initial goal of $10,000 thanks to several classmates using employer matching grants. The proceeds will be directed to: Faculty Professional Development.
“It is our hope that this will lessen the burden on teachers, reduce turnover, and help retain good young teachers for the betterment of all at St Peter’s School,” Dunson said.
Landree Rennpage ’03 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Landree passed away in November 2016, after sustaining injuries from a car accident. Landree was a 2003 graduate of St. Peter’s where she was the Valedictorian. She graduated from Kenyon College. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Parish and participated in the contemporary ensemble and as a lector. She was also involved with the Respect Life Chapter, an avid reader, and member of several book and writing clubs.
Her parents, Terry & Mary (Landoll) Rennpage ‘74, have established the Landree Rennpage ‘03 Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide scholarship opportunities for students from St. Mary of the Snows Parish to continue their education at St. Peter’s High School. Mary is the parish secretary for St. Mary and wanted to give back to the parish and school.
In addition to the new donor named funds, a new donor named gift bequest was made by Brigadier General Timothy & Marjorie Maurer ’42.
Brigadier General Maurer graduated from St. Peter’s as class president and salutatorian. After attending the University of Dayton, he was called to duty in the U.S. Army where he served two years, before being discharged after World War II. Maurer went on to study at West Point graduating in 1949.
After graduating from West Point, Maurer went on to serve in the Army for 36 years, rising to the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in 1979.
Timothy married his high school sweetheart Marjorie (Schnug) ’42 in 1949 and were married for 65 years. They lived in Alexandria, Virginia, but had fond memories of their childhood at St. Peter’s. Maurer was the commencement speaker at St. Peter’s in 1983.
To learn more about how you can make a planned gift, contact Jason Crundwell or Emily Elbert in the Development Office.